Question about 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe
If you have a vapour lock your engine will create steam easily but the coolant doesn't circulate. Or it is possible that your impellors on your water pump have corroded
Posted on Oct 22, 2013
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the problem is caused by the motor that operates the air temp blend door motor in the heating ducts, it blends air between AC and heater core tro give desired outlet temp.
Posted on Dec 12, 2008
if you do not turn the a/c on, do the fans cycle? turning on the a/c will signal fan demand - this indicates the the fan and circuits are OK. if the fan cycles with the a/c off, we can move away from a fan issue. if not, look into that. have you tested the rad cap? i believe this model has one cap on the expansion tank and no rad cap, if i remember correctly. i have actually run into one of these cars where an incorrect cap was installed, causing similar symptoms. it sounds as if you know what you are doing, but is there any possibility that there is an air lock in the cooling system? if there is heat coming out of the vents when the car is hot, there is probably no issue there, and also likely means the waterpump is ok. let me know and we'll talk later if necessary, good luck!
Posted on Apr 02, 2010
That does not seem too abnormal to me. I believe you have a 195 degree F thermostat, so you should probably be a bit cooler than 230 that is for sure. You have got an engine temperature sensor, should be located on cooling port on intake, you have a coolant temperature sensor on rad. Have you put in a new thermostat?
Posted on Oct 02, 2010
Normally the engine operates at 195F, if you did not replaced thermostat with another one at 185F. If the temperature has a tendency to rise up, the reason is a partially obstructed cooling system or/and a bad thermostat.
The first part of the cooling system that gives up is the heater core, because the coolant flowing channels are thin. You got a good advice but not the best one. It is the time for a coolant flush in your car. To do do it right then you need time. Plan ahead for a week end. With a cooled engine, start as your friend advised you with the heater core hoses. Disconnect both of them, but the dirt has to go out of your car, so with a garden hose back flush it and let the dirt to get out of your cooling system. After you will get clean discharge, it is the time for coolant bottle, remove it, discharge the used coolant and clean it. The third to come is the radiator. Open the drain cook, or disconnect the lower radiator hose, and disposal used coolant properly. Now open the radiator cap and flush with water the radiator till discharge will be clear. You think that you are done? Not yet. There is half of old dirty coolant trapped in the system.
Install everything, and connect all coolant system hoses, radiator, heater core and coolant bottle. Now you have to run your car with water. Fill out the cooling system with distilled water, start engine, turn on the heater high, and run till upper radiator hose get hot. That means the thermostat opens.
Let the engine to cool down, open the radiator cap, and draining cook or lover radiator hose and drain everything. You can use flush detergent if you wanted at this stage, but flushing with detergent will add 4 more hours, because detergent is colorless and you have to guess how many fill and drain processes do do to get rid of it. I do not do it, but if your cooling system is very dirty you have to do it. After the last drain, fill the cooling system with concentrated antifreeze and 30% distilled water. The reason is because it is more water trapped inside the cooling system. The goal is to reach 50/50 concentration. You need a coolant tester to find this. Start the engine and add coolant til radiator is full. Install the radiator cap and bleed the system. After driving you car for a day or so, let engine to cool down, open the radiator cap check the concentration of coolant with the tester and add antifreeze or distilled water as necessary. It is a good idea to replace the thermostat while flushing the radiator. This procedure has to be done every 2 to 3 years. It is up to you to decide to use RED GM Dex-Cool or GREEN Prestone antifreeze.
In all my cars I have replaced Dex-Cool with Prestone, but I flush the system every 2 years, and I never had a cooling system problem in all my cars.
Posted on Nov 14, 2010
Tips for a great answer:
Feb 19, 2016 | 1995 Buick LeSabre
Dec 10, 2011 | 1993 Plymouth Voyager
Oct 20, 2011 | 2000 Pontiac Bonneville
Feb 10, 2011 | 1999 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup
Nov 28, 2010 | 2003 Ford Taurus
Jan 28, 2010 | 2005 Chevrolet Impala
Oct 08, 2009 | 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Oct 25, 2008 | 1998 Jeep Cherokee
89 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!